The ideal leisure bike for taking on every urban assault, the Vitus Mach 3 VRX Urban Bike (Metrea - 2020) is a brilliant option for the go-anywhere road rider.
|Number of gears:||11|
|Frame:||Mach 3 Aluminium 6061-T6 Double Butted, Internal cable routing, QR rear end, mud-guard mounts, pannier mounts, BSA Threaded BB shell|
|Fork:||UD carbon, Full carbon tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 steerer, 100 x 12mm, mud-guard mounts|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano UR300, BR-UR300, 160mm rotor|
|Chainset:||Shimano Metrea U5000 42T, FC-U5000-1 Crank Lengths: XS:170mm S:170mm M:170mm L:170mm XL:175mm XXL:175mm|
|Chain:||KMC X-11, 11-speed|
|Cassette:||Sunrace CSRS3 11-32T, 11-speed|
|Handlebars:||Vitus 6061 Aluminium Flat, 600mm Wide, 6 Degree Sweep, XS:600mm S:600mm M:620mm L:620mm XL:640mm XXL:640mm|
|Stem:||Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 3D Forged, bar bore 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees, XS:70mm S:80mm M:90mm L:90mm XL:100mm XXL:100mm|
|Seat Post:||Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 350mm, 12mm offset|
|Tyres:||Vee G-Sport 700c x 38mm, B-Proof Aramid Belt, Skinwall|
The stylish aluminium frame uses a lightweight 6061 T6 alloy to keep you well supported and balanced across a range of road terrains. Whether navigating your local forest loop at the weekend or loading it up with panniers as you weave your way to work, this bike does it all. The modern geometry ensures a more upright and efficient riding position for maximum comfort.
This durable and dependable urban bike combines a carbon fork and steerer with a tapered head tube with flat bar-specific stem lengths for easy handling and precision steering. Internal cable routing keeps everything neat and tidy, allowing you to make the most of the bikes rack and mount capabilities, while mudguards are on hand to keep you clean and dry in wetter weather.
High volume 700c x 38mm tyres on the WTB ST i23 TCS 700c wheels give superb support and comfort as you ride through light trails and smooth road routes, whether carrying luggage or not. This bike is rounded out with a reliable Shimano Metrea RS700 11 Speed and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for impressive all-weather stopping and speed control.
First emerging as a frame builder in 1970s France, Vitus Bikes played a pivotal role in pioneering the design and manufacture of lugged and bonded aluminium frames, the most iconic being the 979, groundbreaking at the time and still prized among collectors today. In 1982 we engineered and developed the 979 Carbone, one of the very first frames to take carbon fibre technology from the aerospace industry and apply it to bikes. Their tradition of innovation continued throughout subsequent decades with frames which included the 1991 ZXI monocoque carbon frame, the spirit of which lives on in their latest generation of monocoque road bikes. Without exception, each of the bikes – from their singlespeed commuter to the high-end carbon road model – won plaudits for their ride quality, build and great value. The reviews confirmed what they knew all along, and they intend to improve on these already test-winning models as Vitus push forward with the development of this great brand of bikes. “Credit has to be due to a brand that has come back from the ashes and rather than milk the prestige of the old days, has set its sights on the biggest players on the scene.” CYCLIST magazine. Vitus bikes have been tested in many of the top cycling titles and websites across all disciplines. Their bikes have won group tests across Europe and are regarded as some of the best on the market.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||160 - 165cm||165 - 170cm||170 - 175cm||175 - 180cm||180 - 185cm||185 - 193cm|
|ft||5′ 3″ - 5′ 5″||5′ 5″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 7″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 9″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″|
|Inside Leg||cm||68 - 74cm||74 - 76cm||76 - 79cm||79 - 81cm||81 - 84cm||84 - 89cm|
|inches||27″ - 29″||29″ - 30″||30″ - 31″||31″ - 32″||32″ - 33″||33″ - 35″|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||cm||440cm||460cm||480cm||500cm||520cm||540cm|
|Seat Tube - Center to Center||cm||390cm||410cm||430cm||450cm||470cm||490cm|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||cm||545cm||554cm||567cm||581cm||597cm||613cm|
|Head Tube Angle||Degrees||70°||70.4°||71°||71.4°||71.7°||72°|
|Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||73.5°||73.2°||73°||73°||72.8°||72.6°|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||cm||65cm||65cm||65cm||65cm||65cm||65cm|
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